Friday, April 27, 2018
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Top 5 at Noon: New kicker for Bucs? Father accused of murder held without bond; Do Florida doctors get marijuana?

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:

 

FATHER ACCUSED OF MURDERING DAUGHTER HE MEMORIALIZED

Nahshon Shannon made his first appearance in front of Hillsborough County Court on Friday to face charges he murdered his 13-year-old daughter, Janessa. The arrest capped a three-month homicide investigation., which began after Janessa's body was found July 12 in the rugged, isolated Triple Creek Nature Preserve in southeastern Hillsborough.

 

NEW KICKER? HERE ARE THE BUCS OPTIONS

Bucs kicker Nick Folk has now missed six kicks in the last two weeks and seven on the season -- no other kicker in the NFL has missed more than three. Folk went 0-for-3 on field goals in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots. What should the Bucs do about the kicking situation?Here are some of their best options.

Meanwhile, sports columnist Tom Jones writes that the Bucs and Winston just aren't ready for the grown-ups table.

 

ARE FLORIDA DOCTORS PREPARED TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH MARIJUANA?

More than 39,000 Floridians have signed up to receive medical marijuana as a form of treatment for a list of qualifying illnesses, but some say patients are being left "adrift" by uninformed doctors who seem tentative and unable to speak with authority about medical marijuana.

 

ONE LITTLE BROTHER, ONE TOUGH DISEASE BOND RIVALS ARMWOOD AND PLANT

James Miller zeroes in on his targets, unleashing a mountain of pent-up rage into tackles that rattle helmets and make bodies quiver. "I just love hitting people," the Armwood High linebacker said. The fuel for Miller's combustible play sits in a wheelchair on the stadium's asphalt track just a few yards away from the violent collisions. His presence forms a bond between Armwood and their rival, Plant High.

 

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE SHOW COMING TO TAMPA

A day after Petty died this week at age 66, community radio station WMNF-88.5 FM scrambled to organize a concert of local luminaries for a Petty tribute concert on Oct. 29 at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa.

Here are the details on a concert that Tampa Bay Petty fans won't want to miss.

 

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